Trump blames Obama 'regime' for giving Crimea to Russia

President Trump has blamed his predecessor for Ukraine’s loss of Crimea to Russia, apparently unaware that the transfer was the result of a referendum and that Ukraine is a sovereign nation. When a reporter suggested instead that “it was President Putin who annexed Crimea,” Trump insisted, “That was President Obama’s regime. That was during President […]

Trade War Watch: Ford Blames Trump for Sky-high Steel Prices

Ford Motor Co. is blaming Donald Trump’s commodity tariffs for elevating U.S. steel prices higher than any other market on the planet. Regardless of your opinion on the president’s policies (the economy is reportedly booming), it’s a little hard to rebuff Ford’s criticisms on this one. The automaker’s now going straight to the source in […]

England boss Gareth Southgate blames Premier League for Three Lions stars underperforming

An injury crisis coming into this international double-header has been exacerbated by suspensions to John Stones and Jordan Henderson, and Southgate said: “Maybe they were expecting us to be back by the end of June. “Of course it’s always easy to make a comment like that and not know the complex scenario decision-makers had to […]

Malaysian PM doubles down on ‘hook-nosed Jews’ comments, blames Israel for ME woes

Malaysia’s nonagenarian prime minister has defended his controversial statements referring to Jews as “hook-nosed,” doubling down to assert that the creation of Israel has triggered most of the current troubles in the Middle East. Mahathir Mohamad’s comments came after being asked about alleged instances of being a “proud anti-Semite” during his long career in politics, […]

Iran blames ‘regional terror sponsors & their US masters’ after military parade attack

Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their “US masters” are to be held accountable for such assaults. Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed to respond “swiftly and decisively” after gunmen opened fire in Ahvaz on Saturday leading to […]

Russian surveillance plane got shot down by Syria—and Russia blames Israel

Enlarge / An Ilyushin IL-20M intelligence collection aircraft, the type shot down Monday evening by Syrian air defenses. (credit: Kirill Naumenko) On Monday night, a Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-20 “Coot-A” electronic intelligence and radar reconnaissance aircraft monitoring the Idlib province of Syria was mistakenly shot down by Syrian air defense forces after an Israeli […]

James Bond: Pierce Brosnan BLAMES Jason Bourne for modern 007’s lack of humour

When Daniel Craig became James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, the gritty spy thriller was a far cry from the franchise’s last outing Die Another Die. Brosnan had bowed out in 2002 with a camp, silly affair involving an invisible car and cheesy one-liners. That same year the first Jason Bourne movie was released, a […]

Turkey blames Trump for attack on lira, says it won’t ‘kneel’ and has counter-measures ready

Turkey has accused Donald Trump of leading an attack on its national currency. The lira lost about 40 percent of its value against the US dollar this year and, to reduce its volatility, Ankara has prepared an urgent action plan. “The currency of our country is targeted directly by the US president,” Finance Minister Berat […]

In post-attack speech, Venezuela's Maduro blames right-wingers & Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, speaking shortly after an attempted attack during his Saturday public address, has said some of the perpetrators have already been captured. Maduro, without any sign of injury, delivered a televised address about two hours after his public speech at a military event was interrupted by loud explosions. Venezuelan officials said explosive […]